#3 Imran Tahir
Price - INR 1 crore
IPL 2019 performance - Matches - 17, Wickets - 26, Purple Cap winner
The 40-year-old Proteas leg-spinner Imran Tahir defied all odds in IPL 2019 to emerge as the Purple Cap winner of the season. Donning the Chennai Super Kings jersey, Tahir played 17 matches for the franchise where he picked 26 wickets. His economy rate of 6.69 and strike rate of 14.84 helped his team go all the way to the final.
The leggie was Dhoni's trump card this season. The fact that he was bought by Chennai at a price of 1 crore INR in last year's auction would have pleased the Super Kings team management as well.
Tahir is all set to retire from international cricket after the World Cup. But looking at the way he performed in IPL 2019, he has guaranteed himself a place in the Chennai squad for the next few years.
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